It may be hard to believe, but the Washington Redskins are just one game out of first place in the NFC East.
So, naturally, because this is the NFC East of 2015 and nothing is certain, the Redskins will face off against the New York Giants on Sunday afternoon – the New York Giants are in first place.
Big Blue is coming off a bye week following its disappointing last-second loss to the New England Patriots. The Redskins are coming off a disastrous performance against the Carolina Panthers.
In other words, fans probably shouldn’t go into this game expecting things to be exactly picture perfect. Here’s everything you need to know about the NFC East tilt:
Date: Sunday, November 29, 2015
Time: 1 p.m.
Location: FedEx Field, Landover, MD
TV Channel: Locally broadcast on FOX. Click here to see if you fall within the TV coverage zone.
Line: New York -2.5 via OddsShark.com
Game Preview: All is not lost, Washington Redskins fans. It’s difficult, but it isn’t lost.
Despite last week’s 28-point defeat to the undefeated Carolina Panthers, the Redskins are just one game out of first place with six games left in the regular season. So, how exactly do they go about doing that?
Well, to start with, Washington has been pretty fantastic at home this season. 4-1, in fact, and the squad’s final three games include division matchups against the Giants and Dallas.
“There’s a lot to look forward to in the season,” Redskins coach Jay Gruden said in a report by ESPN. “We have to look at ourselves very closely X’s- and O’s-wise and do what we can do to get better and protect our team and eliminate the self-inflicted wounds. If we can do that, we’ve shown that we can be pretty good. We’ve shown we can be pretty bad. It’s unreal how good we’ve been and how bad we’ve been all in the same season within a week of each other. We know the capabilities this team has.”
The Redskins also need to cut down on their turnover rate, desperately. Kirk Cousins, for all his faults, is a pretty good quarterback when he isn’t throwing the ball to the other team and now, with the return of DeSean Jackson, finally has a serious down-the-field threat.
If Cousins can get into a rhythm, and Washingtons’ front line can give him a few moments in the pocket, he can get the ball down the field against a Giants secondary that has been basically porous this season.